Calculating the Rank of your blog posts or pages

I had an idea to have blog posts, or Rules listed not in date order, or an arbitrary order, but in some sort of calculated order. For this I would need to get data from somewhere and I fancied using; Number of Comments, Number of Trackbacks, Reddit, Digg, FriendFeed Twitter and Google Page rank. In […]

.NET Service Manager

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A while a go I create a Service Manager. A way of wrapping local and remote services (widgets, bits, things) for use in any application within your business or just in your own code… I made the source available before, but as I am now going to be using and updating it again, I have […]

What the 0x80072020?

I have found a small bug (as in, “Not working as expected!”) in the new .NET 3.5 PrincipalContext classes. When you are running on an ASP.NET site in impersonation mode you cannot retrieve information from active directory without the following error: System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80072020): An operations error occurred. at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.Bind(Boolean throwIfFail) at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.Bind() at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.get_AdsObject() at […]

Where am I?

I decided that I should have a go at this LINQ thing, so as .NET 3.5 will be RTM at the end of the month I am using LINQ and .NET 3.5 in my new Locator project. The Locator project is just a small application that will run on a users computer and tell a […]

Blogging about…

Well, I have not done one of these is a while…I could say that I have been busy, but I have not been 🙂 I have been finishing up at Merrill Lynch in lue of starting my new job at Aggreko, and as I finished up on Friday, and I don’t start till Monday, you […]

Interviewing for Microsoft

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I was not sure wither I was going to post this, but I am pretty crazy anyway, so…what the hell. Last week I interviewed for a job at Microsoft…You might be thinking, “You just got a new job?”, and you would be right. But how often do you get to interview for your dream job…not […]

TFS Event Handler in .NET 3.5 Part 2

I have decided to have a little go at creating a Team Foundation Server Event Handler in .NET 3.5 that is resilient and scaleable. I will be using as many of the features of Team Suit as I can, but bear with me as there are a few things that are new to me. TFS Event […]

Developing Peer-To-Peer Applications With WCF

I recently had the need to create and deliver a presentation on Developing Peer-To-Peer Applications With WCF. Although the technical content was good, my delivery was not. I got stage fright… As I approached the room to give the presentation in which I expected to see a couple of people, I was horrified to hear […]